Peppermint has longer, darker leaves and a stronger flavour and is popular in sweets and confectionary. Another popular variety is apple mint, which has a subtle, fruit-tinged flavour and is popular in summer drinks.
Mint is at its peak from May to September.
Choose the best:
Look for bright green, perky leaves that aren’t wilting.
Pull leaves from stem and run under cold water before shredding or adding whole to dishes. The smaller leaves at the top of the sprig are sweeter and great for garnishing salads and soups with.
Store fresh mint in the fridge in a sealed plastic bag for up to 3 days.
Use mint in a variety of dishes including fruit salads, stuffing’s, tabbouleh and for Thai dishes including soups and curries.”
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